Redheaded Pharmacist

The Truth Slips Out
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Although pharmacies need to make money, it is important to remember that their purpose is to serve patients.
A Few Questions for the AMA
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The American Medical Association is misdirected in questioning the merits of pharmacist inquiries to doctors regarding the rationale behind some prescriptions.
Recommendations and Doubts
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The author discusses how he chose pharmacy as a profession as well as whether he would recommend it to others today.
My Experience as a Patient
Monday, October 15, 2012
A visit to the emergency department and a 24-hour pharmacy leave the Redheaded Pharmacist generally satisfied, but with a sense that there is room for improvement.
Meningitis Outbreak Raises Compounding Questions
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated medications from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy show that quality standards must be raised, but decisions regarding new regulations should not be made hastily.
Educate the Consumer
Monday, October 8, 2012
Pharmacists need to inform customers about what goes into filling prescriptions and other services performed by pharmacies to help overcome unrealistic expectations.
A Dose of Reality
Thursday, October 4, 2012
In order to harness their potential and fully utilize their clinical and professional training, pharmacists must take control of the role they play in the health care system.
Think Snowflakes, Not Cookie Cutters
Monday, October 1, 2012
Each community pharmacy has its own particular needs and cannot be mass produced or compartmentalized into a single simplified business model.
Practicing Pharmacy
Monday, August 13, 2012
With increasing pressure to serve an ever-greater volume of prescriptions, the art of community pharmacy is in danger of being lost.
It's All About Jobs
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The slow recovery from the recession and a bumper crop of newly graduated pharmacy students have combined to create an unusually tight job market for pharmacists.
Should Pharmacists Charge for Professional Advice or Services?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Pharmacists are giving away professional advice and even basic services like blood pressure checks for free. Is that helping or hurting the profession?
Can It Be Done?
Thursday, December 22, 2011
It may not be easy, but it is possible to come up with a business model that allows for a singular pharmacy or even a small chain to compete with the big dogs.
The Gift of Good Health
Monday, December 19, 2011
There are no guarantees when it comes to good health and adequate care, yet they are two of the easiest things to take for granted.
Plan B Will Stay Behind the Counter
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
What really happened-did politics win out over science, or was this the right decision?
A Reminder from the Other Side of the Counter
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Stepping into a patient's shoes can serve as an excellent reminder of what it is like to be in dire need of care and medications.